Mission and Philosophy

  • MISSION 

     

    Saint Patrick School, as part of the Diocese of Oakland, educates children in the Catholic Faith and nurtures their minds, bodies, and souls, inspiring them to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, achieve their highest academic and creative potential, and actively serve and enrich the community.

     


    PHILOSOPHY 

     

    St. Patrick School provides a quality Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth grade education emphasizing the growth of the whole person in the Catholic tradition. We graduate students who are prepared to meet the challenges of the twenty first century and who have a commitment to peace, justice and service as taught in the Gospel. St. Patrick Catholic School provides a strong academic foundation for its students through quality education and development of a value system stressing religous and moral beliefs.  The faculty and staff, as facilitators of learning, strive to provide a innovative, student-centered currriculum that encourages self-expression, embraces diversity, and balances independent thought with cooperative effort.  Technology supports the curriculum in which students are challenged with age appropriate lessons and taught the basic skills needed to become life long learners.  Emphasis is placed on providing students with the critical thinking skills needed to be independent, self-directed and cooperative problem solvers who can read and communicate effectively through written, oral and mulit-media presentations.  The school strives to accomplish these goals in the Christ-centered atmosphere rich in Catholic tradition and Gospel values, which fosters a sense of service to others.  The school recognizes the fact that parents have the primary responsibility for the religious and adademic upbringing of their children and that the school exists to help parents accomplish this goal.